We offer a variety of training courses to suit your needs. Whether you are a novice and have never picked up a gun, or a seasoned shooter with a CCW, we will surely be able to assist you in your training needs. Take a look below at the courses we currently offer.
Introduction To Handguns
Our Introduction to Handguns is designed with the novice-to-beginner shooter in mind. If the terms single-action, double-action, revolver, semi-automatic, magazine (no, not the kind you read), and various types of ammunition all sound like a foreign language to you, then this is your class! Our instructor will go over all the basics, fundamentals of firearms, and of course safety in this course. You will also learn the basics of loading magazines, proper sight acquisition, grip, stance, and shooting of a handgun.
This course is built around 2-1/2 hours. The first hour-and-a-half take place in a lecture style environment, with the last hour out in the shooting range. We can provide students with a complimentary firearm if needed (ammunition costs are extra). The skill-set learned in this course is crucial to building a proper foundation as a new shooter.
Carry Concealed Weapon (CCW) Permit
We offer both initial and renewal CCW classes . Our initial class is 8 hours long and covers all the necessary laws and rights/responsibilities of carrying a concealed weapon. You will also need to shoot all of the guns you want to have on your CCW.
YOU NEED TO COMPLETE YOUR TRAINING/SHOOTING BEFORE CONTACTING THE DEPARTMENT. To sign-up online with the Fresno County Sheriff, click the LINK here. To contact Fresno Police Department's CCW department, Call Roland Diaz at 559-621-6562.
We can also sign you off of a new firearm for your exisiting CCW. We offer this service anytime during regular business hours for $20 (free for most members). No appointment necessary.
**We are setup for Fresno County, Fresno City, Madera County, Tulare County, Kings County, and City of Hanford
Online Concealed Weapons Permit Renewal Course
As of June 2020, we have begun offering our concealed weapons permit course online. You can now take your renewal course at anytime, from anywhere, so long as you are connected to the internet. You have the ability to start, stop, go back, and finish at your own pace. The online course fee is the same as sitting in the classroom course, $65.00.
Upon completion of your online course, simply print your certificate of completion and come down to The Firing Line during our business hours to finish your shooting portion of the course. Once your online course is completed and you have qualified with your firearms, simply submit your certificate to the issuing jurisdiction to finish your renewal process.
Start your renewal course today here: California Online CCW
**We are setup for Fresno County, Fresno City Police Dept., and working on surrounding areas
We understand that not everyone is comfortable in a group environment, or has a busy schedule that conflicts with our scheduling. We can set you up directly with an instructor and you'll be able to schedule a time to meet at The Firing Line that works with both your schedule, and our instructor's.
Perhaps you have taken the Intro To Handguns class and would like to further your training, but not necessarily in the form of a group atmosphere. Contact us to setup an appointment with one of our instructors and your one hour will be tailored directly around what you would like to gain from that time. Working on your grip, stance, sight acquisition, better grouping, etc.
Introduction to AR-15 Rifles (NOT CURRENTLY OFFERED)
Our Intro to AR-15 course is the perfect class for all students who are new to the rifle platform and needs to learn the fundamentals. This course is lecture and practical application with an AR-15 on the range. The course is two-and-a-half hours and will cover firearm safety basics, malfunctions and clearing, sighting-in, and disassembly/reassembly. This is a great course if you would like to framiliarize yourself with the most popular rifle on the market today. MUST PROVIDE YOUR OWN AR-15 FOR THE CLASS.
WE ARE CURRENTLY TRYING TO FIND AN INSTRUCTOR AND WILL NOT BE OFFERING THIS COURSE UNTIL THAT TIME.